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Brain Wash Public TV Special

We live in a time of plenty. But we suffer from catastrophic rates of chronic diseases, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. We are programmed to try to fix these things through instant gratification but wind up worse off than when we started. What’s going wrong?

Our brains have been hijacked by the modern world. They have been literally rewired to keep us hooked, unhappy, and unhealthy. The structure and the function of our brains has been altered, locking us in and changing our ability to think clearly.

This is not our fault. We are bombarded by negative influences – commercial messages telling us we’re not good enough, fear-inducing digital media and addictive ultra-processed foods – that all activate reward networks in the brain. They diminish the ability of our rational prefrontal cortex to make well thought-out, balanced decisions.

Chronic stress, sleep deficits and inflammation all exacerbate such issues, and research shows that these modern-day stressors appear to change neural structures, brain activation networks, and most concerning, shift our thinking to short-term, emotionally reactive, and less empathetic patterns.

When you see how and why you’ve been targeted, manipulated and otherwise convinced to adopt unhealthy practices, and the mental and physical consequences of these influences, you can finally break free. You can reclaim your physical and mental health and reshape your life for the better.

Brain Wash is a functional roadmap that offers practical methods of reducing modern insults to our brains and decision-making. It is a 10-day plan with 8 distinct solutions for lowering levels of stress and inflammation, and reconnecting us to the life we are meant to be living. Brain Wash offers a jump-start to a transformational way of living and interacting with the world that anyone of us can sustain for the rest of our lives.

Dr. David Perlmutter is an internationally known board-certified neurologist, #1 New York Times best-selling author, and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. His preventive approach to brain health focuses on the role of lifestyle changes in wellness and longevity. In this program he’s joined by his son, Dr. Austin Perlmutter, a board-certified internal medicine physician. Together they join forces to focus on ways to create sustainable joy, health and meaning in the modern world.

Upcoming Airings (more dates and times to come, all times local):

StateCityDateTimeChannel
DEWilmington12/24/2011:00AMWHYYDT2
DEWilmington12/22/208:00PMWHYYDT2
DEWilmington12/20/205:30PMWHYYDT2
DEWilmington12/15/205:00PMWHYYDT2
DEWilmington12/14/202:00PMWHYYDT2
GAAtlanta12/13/203:00AMWPBADT
NELincoln12/12/208:30AMKUONDT3
NEHastings12/12/208:30AMKHNEDT3
NELincoln12/12/208:30AMNET3
NEMerriman12/12/207:30AMKRNEDT3
NEAlliance12/12/207:30AMKTNEDT3
DEWilmington12/11/202:00PMWHYYDT2
FLMiami12/11/2010:30PMWPBTDT
DEWilmington12/10/206:00PMWHYYDT2
GAAtlanta12/10/208:00PMWPBADT
DEWilmington12/9/2011:00AMWHYYDT2
GAAtlanta12/9/204:00PMWPBADT
GAAtlanta12/9/2011:30PMWPBADT
FLMiami12/9/2012:30AMWPBTDT
DEWilmington12/8/207:00AMWHYYDT2
NELincoln12/8/206:00PMKUONDT3
NEHastings12/8/206:00PMKHNEDT3
NELincoln12/8/206:00PMNET3
NEMerriman12/8/205:00PMKRNEDT3
NEAlliance12/8/205:00PMKTNEDT3
FLMiami12/6/2012:30PMWPBTDT
FLWest Palm Beach12/6/208:00AMWXELDT
DEWilmington12/5/2010:00AMWHYYDT2
DEWilmington12/5/203:00PMWHYYDT2
GAAtlanta12/4/201:00AMWPBADT
GAAtlanta12/4/204:00PMWPBADT
DEWilmington12/2/208:00PMWHYYDT2
COBroomfield12/2/202:30AMKBDIDT

(For channel numbers, please visit PBS’ online TV schedule)

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